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Gidget (1959)

 -  Comedy  -  10 April 1959 (USA)
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A young girl discovers surfing and love (in that order) during one transitive summer.

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Due to an accident while swimming in the sea, Francis meets the surfer Moondoggy. She's fascinated of his sport and starts to hang out with his clique. Although they make fun of her at first, they teach her to surf. Soon she's accepted and given the nickname "Gidget". But it's hard work to become more than a friend to Moondoggy. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Watch out Brigitte...here comes Gidget!

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In one scene as Gidget's father and mother are waiting for her to return, her mother says to her dad "Who did you expect, Kim Novak?" Her dad had played 'Howard Bevins' in Picnic (1955) starring 'Kim Novak'. See more »

Goofs

During initiation of Gidget, Hot Shot grabs under her arms and her feet are grabbed by Moondoggie. When they get to the water, her position changes to a chair-like position. See more »

Quotes

Gidget: Honest to goodness it's the absolute ultimate!
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Followed by Gidget Grows Up (1969) See more »

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The Next Best Thing to Love
Lyrics by Stanley Styne
Music by Fred Karger
Performed by James Darren (uncredited)
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A very cute story
18 September 2000 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Gidget is a really cute story.It shows the teens of today like myself what the teen movies we love today were like as they were just getting popular...it shows what the teens enjoyed before American Pie,She's All that and Cruel Intentions etc. I saw this in class but i'm glad i did...its becoming one of my favorite movies...yea some of it is kind of cheesy since its from 1950's but if your a teen and you see it in Blockbuster one day...rent it! you'll enjoy it.


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